Arthur Slade Baker

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Arthur Slade Baker
Born 13 December 1863
Died 3 September 1943
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1882 - 1920
Rank Brigadier General
Unit Royal Artillery
Battles/wars Second Boer War, First World War
Awards CMG

Brigadier General Arthur Slade Baker, CMG (13 December 1863 – 3 September 1943) was a senior British Army officer during the First World War.

Biography

Born on 13 December 1863, Arthur Slade Baker was educated at Bedford School. He received his first commission as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1882, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 1 October 1882, to the rank of captain on 1 October 1891, and to the rank of major on 1 April 1900.[1][2] He served during the Second Boer War in South Africa between 1900 and 1901. In June 1902 he was appointed as Inspector, General Stores division, of the Army Ordnance Department,[3] serving at Woolwich until 1905. He was Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office between 1908 and 1912. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1912. He served during the First World War, and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.[4]

Brigadier General Arthur Slade Baker was invested as a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1915. He retired from the British Army in 1920, and died on 3 September 1943.[5]

References

  1. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25998/page/6928/data.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/26210/page/5220/data.pdf
  3. ^ "No. 27460". The London Gazette. 1 August 1902. p. 4969.
  4. ^ "Who's Who".
  5. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29202/supplement/6113/data.pdf
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